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by nitro-nige
Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Number 2 Stream Lakester
Replies: 28
Views: 20818

Maybe the scrutineering scene in the World's Fastest Indian movie has created bad ideas for people.
From a couple of posts on here it sounds like a couple of bad precedents may have been set at speedweek. Although that's only hearsay.
by nitro-nige
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Mystery lakester
Replies: 9
Views: 7507

Mystery lakester

Did this car make a run at speedweek?
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What's the goss. Looks like the numbers are climbing in the lakester/streamliner classes.
by nitro-nige
Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Wanna go fast ? have you got what it takes?
Replies: 15
Views: 12875

4.0 liter 16 cylinder 90° V angle 5 valves / cylinder DOHC Naturally aspirated Power 550 bhp@10,000 rpm Torque 340 ft/lb@ 8,500 rpm Max RPM- 10,500 Dimensions – 926 length (36.45") 540 width (21.25") 500 height (19.7") - to top of injector trumpets Dry weight- 152 kg (334 lbs.) That's...
by nitro-nige
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Rear ends ... open centre, spool or locked
Replies: 16
Views: 14681

V8 Supercars go round corners with a locked diff (spool). Speedway sprint cars car rounds corners with a locked diff. So in theory based on those examples to go straight you'd want an open diff. Oh wait hang on Top fuel dragsters go straight with a locked diff. I would have thought Horsepower & ...
by nitro-nige
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: SummerNats
Replies: 1
Views: 2761

It should breeze through tech inspection.
by nitro-nige
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: steering suspension package
Replies: 18
Views: 15099

Thrust SSC ran 2 fronts and 2 in-line rears didn't it? so if you get a couple of big a#$e turbines....... oh hang on can't run thrust cars at speed week. What about 2 fixed front wheels on a swing arm and rear steer? Although packaging the steering around the engine could prove tricky. Back to my ho...
by nitro-nige
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: 50 cc lsr
Replies: 15
Views: 12102

by nitro-nige
Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: brilliant new performance parts
Replies: 6
Views: 7348

If I run this in a Lakester;
http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_pa ... ucts_id=28
What class would it be and is it an open record?
by nitro-nige
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Bonneville Stories
Replies: 8
Views: 6798

The Harris Family in New Zealand (current owners of the C/GR record) were planning on going in '08 to race B/GR for the 60th anniversary.
I'm not sure if their plans are still on track.

And then there's these guys
http://www.kiwiasalt.blogspot.com/
by nitro-nige
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Sumernats Horsepower Hero
Replies: 33
Views: 23782

Re: top fuellers

nitro-nige have you ever worked out how many times a fuel motor turns for a run i think it is around 470. That's what I was getting at. Making lots of power is easy compared to making a very powerful engine last at full noise for a long time. We were discussing ski boat motors at the weekend and ho...
by nitro-nige
Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Sumernats Horsepower Hero
Replies: 33
Views: 23782

Would be interesting to put any of those motors into a car that is set up for salt lake racing, although the amount of specialised work that goes into them to make them perform on a dyno is a separate field unto itself and requires a fair bit of cleverness. I agree it would be interesting. I'd like...
by nitro-nige
Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: 258 Ci SBC
Replies: 9
Views: 9122

Hey Don I'm aware of a few Asian engine options in the mid range classes. Some engineered to hell and back (6 bolt mains, forged cranks etc). My question was more out of interest as I've heard of quite a few teams running E class SBC. The smallest factory SBC I'm aware of was the original, the 265. ...
by nitro-nige
Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: 258 Ci SBC
Replies: 9
Views: 9122

258 Ci SBC

Hi I've read in a few places about guys running 258ci smalll block chevs in E class. The Wilson & Waters Gas Roadster is one that comes to mind. Does anyone know what bore & stroke they run? I've heard I've guys taking a piston out of a 283 (7/8 x 283 = 248ci). The easy alternative down unde...
by nitro-nige
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Craig Munro - New(ish) member?
Replies: 4
Views: 4782

Didn't they say in Street Machine mag that he wanted to take the car to Bonneville?
It'd be interesting to see the car do something more useful than spin dyno rollers. Not sure how much he'd have to change on the car.
Wonder what class he'd be?